Meditation &

Sue has been teaching pregnancy and birth preparation in Melbourne since 2005. Workshops are inclusive of LGBTIQ+ individuals and couples.

****Please note as we move towards a COVID-normal, under current DHHS recommendations  adult education and support services that can be run online are to continue online until further notice.  We are hoping that all courses will begin again in person in 2021.   Thank you all for your patience and understanding during this time.


with Sue Power & Jo Watson

Support to build confidence and develop coping skills as new parents 


Practical and emotional birth preparation and education


Explore the benefits of meditation in pregnancy and every day life


Facilitated by Sue Power and Jo Watson.

Support to build confidence and develop coping skills as new parents 

** THRIVE is very excited to be returning to face to face groups in 2021 under the guidance of DHHS.  

When embarking on this new journey of parenthood there can be challenging transitions and a range of emotions.  THRIVE aims to provide a safe, non-judgemental and nurturing environment to build confidence and develop coping skills as a new mother.  Over 9 weeks we explore a different theme that includes mindfulness strategies to enable you to:

  • Navigate change with self-awareness and compassion
  • Be aware of your reactions and respond wisely and calmly.
  • Be present and connected with yourself, your baby and the community around you.

Themes include Creative and Intuitive Parenting, the Challenges of Parenting in this Current Era, Identity as Mothers and Self-discovery, Navigating and Nurturing Relationship Changes, Birth and Sexuality, Maintaining Life Balance and Wellbeing, Creating Community and Family Rituals.

Babies are welcomed into the space as part of the course.  Open to any new mother or person who has given birth with babies from 0-6 months of age.  Numbers limited to a maximum of 8 under current Covid-safe restrictions. 

Facilitators Sue Power and Jo Watson have a combined experience of over 30 years working with women and families.  They each bring their own unique qualities and skills as midwives, educators, body worker and counsellor to these courses.  


In person courses – $360 for the full 9 weeks  

The cost includes comprehensive notes, emails, supportive weekly practices and access to guided relaxations.

The next course starts Friday 29th of January 10am – 12 midday.  

Please contact Sue for details


with Sue Power

Practical and emotional birth preparation and education

***Please note due to ongoing changes as we move towards COVID-normal, all adult education that can be run online is to continue online until further notice.

The calmbirth® philosophy is based on the belief that pregnancy, labour and birth are normal life events and that birth is a natural process. The calmbirth® workshops draw on contemporary birth physiology and neuroscience giving couples a greater understanding of the birthing process whilst aiming to understand and reduce fear and anxiety. With greater knowledge and understanding, women and their partners are able to feel confident to make informed decisions around their birth choices.

The workshops combine an understanding of the birthing process, the hormones of labour and birth and practical skills for managing pain, sensations and challenges of labour, that include breathing, relaxation and visualisation techniques, positioning and massage. Life after birth and the transition to parenthood and the role of the partner/support is also emphasised.

The comprehensive course is complementary to all models of care – private or public, birth centre or home-birth and are not an alternative to the birthing choices you have already made. You will gain practical knowledge and skills whether this is your first or third baby, or hoping to achieve a vaginal birth after a previous caesarean (VBAC). Refresher classes are also available for subsequent pregnancies if you’ve completed the original course.  

The cost (in person) is $550 per couple which includes the booklet, downloads and refreshments. ($150 non-refundable deposit secures your enrolment).  Online cost is $480

Weekend workshops run from 9am to approx 4.30pm over two days. 


Please check the booking link below for availability or the option of a waiting list. 


** Please be in touch if you are experiencing financial difficulties (there are a limited number of spaces available for those experiencing significant financial hardship). 

Courses will be held at PULSE, 149B Glenlyon Rd, Brunswick when we return to in-person. Please note due to ongoing changes as we move towards COVID-normal, any adult education and support services that can be run online are to continue online until further changes are outlined from Nov 8th. 


31st of January & 7th of February – REGISTER HERE

21st & 28th of February REGISTER HERE 

21st & 28th of March      REGISTER HERE

11th & 18th of April  REGISTER HERE 


Weekly 1hr mindfulness meditation practice

Meditation Sessions are not being run during this time.  However please have a look at INSIGHT MEDITATION Melbourne for their weekly meditation sits on Monday and Wednesday evenings  

Give yourself the opportunity to receive the support of meditation to help you find moments of rest and quiet.  These practices can support your capacity to manage stress, emotional fatigue and re-set your nervous system, particularly during this time of Covid-19 and isolation.  A space and stillness to rejuvenate and restore the mind and body.  


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